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  • Masterclass with violinist Adrian Butterfield

    Masterclass with violinist Adrian Butterfield

    Are you fascinated by baroque and classical music? Interested in discovering the secrets behind the performance of masterworks by Bach and Handel? Curious about the instruments of the day – how they were built, who played them and the music...

  • Teatru Unplugged 19 in collaboration with APS

    Teatru Unplugged 19 in collaboration with APS

    Teatru Unplugged is one of Malta’s longest-standing annual events, having had their first edition in 1998.  This unique concert, combining five short, yet diverse, acts from difference musical genres is a popular mainstay in the Manoel Theatre’s...

  • Back to Potter world

    Back to Potter world

    It is a little hard to believe that almost 20 years have passed since we first read about the ‘Boy Who Lived’. The first Harry Potter book, written by then unknown J.K. Rowling was released almost 20 years ago. The boy wizard’s trials,...

  • Beautifully filmed and acted

    Beautifully filmed and acted

    The Light Between The OceansDirector: Derek CianfranceStars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel WeiszDuration: 150 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd The Light Between the Oceans is a gorgeously photographed and beautifully-acted – if at...

  • Lux Film Days returns

    Lux Film Days returns

    In 2007, the European Parliament launched the Lux Film Prize, an award intended to showcase films produced or co-produced within the EU. As a rule, the films selected focus on social and political issues, thus contributing towards cementing the...

  • Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander

    Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander

    With his peacock blue coat, bow tie and battered suitcase, Eddie Redmayne stars as J.K. Rowling’s latest magical hero in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Eddie spoke with Reuters’s Jill Serjeant ahead of the movie opening about his...

  • The passion of flamenco

    The passion of flamenco

    There is arguably no dance form which is able to exude more passion and power than flamenco, and it was these very traits which drew Ingrid Sciberras to this particular genre of dance when she was in her mid-twenties. “It was song that first drew...

  • Sharon Stone campaigns against rape

    Sharon Stone campaigns against rape

    Sharon Stone has turned a celebrity spotlight on the issue of sexual assault on US college campuses. The actress delivered an emotional tribute to the woman who was assaulted while unconscious last year by a former Stanford University...

  • Carmen in the heart of Strait Street

    Carmen in the heart of Strait Street

    One of the world’s most famous operas is coming to one of Malta’s most famous streets.Strait Street will play host to an adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen this coming November 24, thanks to an initiative by the Valletta 2018 Foundation’s Strada Stretta...

  • A tripfolk journey of Maltese music as *etnika release new album

    A tripfolk journey of Maltese music as *etnika release new album

    After a 13-year wait, fans of Maltese band *etnika are now weeks away from being able to hear the world music collective's new album.  Maddalena’s Marvellous Tripfolk Klabb sees the band adopt a new musical direction while remaining true to that...

  • Clarkson and friends all set for new series

    Clarkson and friends all set for new series

    The wait for Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s new motoring series The Grand Tour will soon be over as it debuts on Amazon Prime Video today. The three car enthusiasts’ new endeavour follows their run fronting the BBC’s Top Gear,...

  • Cohen cause of death revealed

    Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after falling down in the middle of the night at his Los Angeles home, his manager said. Robert Kory said Cohen’s death was “sudden, unexpected and peaceful”, and took place on November 7, three...

  • BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation fundraising concert on December 7

    BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation fundraising concert on December 7

    The BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation fundraising concert is being held on December 7 at the Manoel Theatre. The concert is an annual event organised by the foundation to generate the necessary funding to achieve its objectives. Joseph Calleja will be...

  • Rolling Stones exhibit their memories in NY

    Rolling Stones exhibit their memories in NY

    British rock band The Rolling Stones celebrated the arrival of their travelling exhibition of memories and memorabilia in New York with a star-studded party on Tuesday. Exhibitionism features nine galleries of costumes, instruments and personal...

  • Eagles of Death Metal perform in tribute concert

    Eagles of Death Metal perform in tribute concert

    Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes took to the stage at a concert celebrating the life of Nick Alexander – the Briton killed in the Paris attacks in November last year. Alexander was working as a roadie for the US band when three...

  • Watch: The Frenchman that conquered Gozo

    Watch: The Frenchman that conquered Gozo

      'A Frenchman in Gozo' sounds like the start of a joke you might find printed on a souvenir shop kitchen apron.  But although it will make you smile, there's nothing tacky about a video with that title promoting Malta's sister island.  The...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)Genre: FantasyCertification: N/ADuration: 133 minutesDirected by: David YatesStarring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Samantha...

  • Munch painting fetches $54m

    A painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch has fetched more than $54 million at Sotheby’s auction of impressionist and modern art in New York. Girls on the Bridge, a seminal work from 1902, depicts a cluster of girls huddled on a bridge in a...

  • Frida Kahlo painting surfaces after 60 years

    Frida Kahlo painting  surfaces after 60 years

    A Frida Kahlo painting that has never been publicly exhibited and whose whereabouts had been a mystery will be auctioned next week at Sotheby’s in New York, the auction house said. Nina con Collar (Girl with Necklace), a 1929 oil on canvas, will...

  • Fantastic Beasts gets mixed early reviews

    Fantastic Beasts gets mixed early reviews

    British author J.K. Rowling has conjured up her Harry Potter magic in the spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but some early reviews wondered if it may be too dark for a family audience and whether the story can sustain four...

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